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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
JavaHead Stout, first released as Scratch 15, contains a blend of locally roasted espresso and Kenyan coffee beans by St. Thomas Roasters in Linglestown, PA.

This recipe is based off of our original 2005 oatmeal stout. After the boil the hot wort passes through our hopback vessel packed full of whole leaf hops and a bed of coffee beans - akin to a French press - intensifying the coffee nose and releasing hints of coffee flavor. The result is a lush oatmeal mouthfeel balanced with cocoa, roast and subtle coffee flavors.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kuzo (116) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours a dark black with thin tan bubbly head. Aroma is flowery with strong roasted coffee malts. The taste starts off as a nice bitter roasted coffee finishing off with a subtle hop bitterness and lingering espresso in the back of your mouth. Medium bodied and a bit thinner than i expected. Lingering stickiness. Overall it reminded me of a chilled Cafe Americano with some herbal tones. A good solid stout but nothing unique.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1515) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2017
12 ouounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a large rocky tan head. Subtle roasted malt nose hints at chocolate and coffee. Flavor is espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Slightly earthy with sweet notes. Full bodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Finishes with bitter, spicy hops. A very good coffee stout.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tayeth (626) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2017
Geruch nach Schokolade, Beeren und Rotwein sowie Tabak. Geschmack leider nicht so voll und rund sondern eher kantig, sehr bitter und kratzig im Abgang.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (225) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Hints of chocolate and coffee for the aroma. Pitch black in color. Sweet, taste of bitter chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a little after bite. Overall this is above average stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
partchapol (112) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Drink from bottle. Smell of coffee, hop. Taste of coffee, smooth, tannin at finish. Good but quite plain, not complex.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bnokk (516) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2016
APPEARANCE- super dark. Hear is surprisingly light. FLAVOR- pretry plain. Not much coffee in it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gueuze (924) - - OCT 25, 2016
Schwarz, lichtundurchlässig. Geruch leicht säuerlich und röstig. Im Geschmack dann bitter zum Ende. Sehr gutes Mundgefühl. Leicht alkoholisch. Mit mentholähnlichem Nachgeschmack.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7729) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Boardman, OH - on tap at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery. Motor oil like black pour, sticky mocha colored head, nice rings of lacing. Nice espresso accents and a touch of cocoa in the aroma. Solid flavor, fresh brewed coffee, baker’s unsweetened chocolate, a touch of tobacco and oak in the back end. Nice, thick mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michael27 (1541) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Fresh from the tap in the Monterey Bar. Full dark with nice foam head. Interesting rosty taste. Light bitterness at least.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9863) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
355 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. Thanks lusikka! BBE 11.07.2016.
Pours dark brown color with a small off-white head. Cocoa and coffee on the nose, licorice, burnt malts. Flavor is coffee and bitter malts, cocoa powder, sweetish caramel. Quite dry, not overly sweet, very nice coffee brew.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
355 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of rich roastiness, coffee and some caramel. Flavour of dark rich roastiness, some herbal notes, espresso, a bit of grassy bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium bodied. Quite long, harsh, grainy finish. I’m not sure if this is fresh enough.


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